PHOTO: Lifeguard at pool
Are you looking for a summer job? 
Yuma Parks and Recreation  is looking for next Summer's lifeguards.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding curriculum will provide lifeguard candidates with the entry-level knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.
Step1: *PRE-REQUISITE –REQUIRED-Marcus Pool (swimsuit required):
December 04, 2021: *Swim Assessment 08:00 am-12:00 pm (estimated)
Step 2: Independent homework assignment and study (on-line coursework)
December 4-December 15, 2021 (midnight all work must be complete)
Step 3: REQUIRED TRAINING/CLASS DATES (swimsuit required):
Saturday and Sunday December 18-19, 2021 Marcus Pool
8:00 am – 6:00 pm (estimated)
-Location: Marcus Pool for ALL in person work
Must Register in advance through the Parks and Recreation office.
For registration questions, please call 928-373-5200.
Class is limited to first 10 registered candidates; minimum of 6.
NO two-piece swimsuits; expect to be in and out of water for pool and class work.
Swimming Pool is heated. Candidate must bring a couple of personal towels, personal water, sunscreen, snacks and lunch.
COVID social distancing protocols/procedures will be in place.
Register at Parks and Recreation Office or, or by phone (928)373-5200
1. Minimum age of 15 at completion of course
2. Swim 500 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order:
a. 200 yards Front Crawl
b. 100 yards Breaststroke
c. 200 yards of either the front crawl using rhythmic breathing, or
3. Submerge to a minimum depth of 12 feet, retrieve a 10 lb. object, and return to entry point with object in hands and keeping face above the water (timed100 seconds).
4. Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department uses the American Red Cross, Life Guarding Today curriculum for instruction.
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More information: 928-373-5200